It has been a while since we’ve seen a high profile pink styled release on the market. Well, adidas has upped the stakes in the chaotic X15.1 series by introducing a Shock Pink version. A touch of Black and Solar Green detailing is added to complete a very visually significant release.
The adidas X15.1 features several high-tech innovations, which all feature the letter X. The reinforced X-CAGE is obviously a key element and is designed to keep an adequate balance between a lightweight boot and one that offers the support a player needs on the pitch.
The Techfit Collar sits slightly higher than a normal ankle line cut, with the purpose of providing a more secure and snug fit around that region. It is not intended to create an “as one” fit with your leg. Instead, it simply secures the fit and ensures the boot is tight in the right spots.
Important to note, the material has plenty of stretch to it and it is very soft, so there is no concern at all with discomfort. No matter the size of your ankle, as long as you can get your foot into the boot, it will provide a secure fit. I personally see this as a positive addition to the boot market and what adidas has on offer.
They also feature an X-SKIN synthetic upper that offers up a veritable triple threat of softness, fit, and ball grip. Adidas employ a treatment known as Non-Stop Grip (NSG), which aids ball control regardless of weather conditions.
When it comes to traction and soleplate, you get the a super funky looking X-CLAW system sitting on the eXoframe. It’s purpose is simple: offer premium grip on both FG (firm ground) and AG (artificial) pitches. The bold decision by adidas to create an AG/FG boot took serious consideration and research, but in hindsight it makes complete sense. The X-CLAW base is built to give complete traction with a lightweight feel.
When you look back on recent releases, the last mainstream adidas dropped a serious pink colorway was back on the Predator LZ, released in 2012! So, this release is somewhat special and a boot that will definitely receive plenty of attention on pitch.